Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Loukia Richards: The Washington Diary

The Washington Diary was recently featured in the Greek edition of Le Monde Diplomatique, a supplement to the Sunday newspaper Eleufterotypia.

See more of Loukia's work here

Andrea Wagner @ Gallery NOEL GUYOMARCH

Andrea Wagner
is showing work at Gallery Noel Guyomarch in Montreal, September 30th until October 24th

Fabrizio Tridenti: Cominelli Foundation Award Exhibition

Fabrizio Tridenti is showing work at the exhibition of the Cominelli Foundation Award in Cisano, San Felice del Benaco, Garda Lake.

Fabrizio Tridenti: Galerie Schmuckfrage, Berlin

Galerie Schmuckfrage, Berlin


"Since 1984 The Erfurter Schmucksymposium takes place every two years for two weeks. The Schmucksymposium aims to establish and foster national and international contacts, facilitate the creative work of jewelry artists through the exchange of experience, the exploration of possibilities in the design and execution of jewelry, and expand the understanding of jewelry."

Participating artists:
Volker Atrops (Germany), Iris Bodemer (Germany), Daniela Boieri (Italy), Heike Gruber (Germany), Federica Pallaver (Italy), Mandy Rasch (Germany),Philip Sajet (Netherlands), Dana Seachuga (Israel/ Netherlands), Beate Klockmann (Germany), Fabrizio Tridenti (Italy).

Read more about it here

Jessica Turrell: Showing at Origin

See Jessica Turrell's beautiful enamel work at Origin from 23rd - 29th September 2010

"A collection that uses etching and non-traditional enamel techniques to create jewellery that rewards close attention with a tactile delicacy and an intricate and detailed surface. Pieces often include multiple layers of handwritten text and repeated mark that offer a glimpse of bright jewel-like colours underlying a monochrome surface."

Leonor Hipólito: Heritage

"With Heritage I have initiated the cicle of interventions which under the idea of Private View happens in different private spaces.
Each intervention represents a different body of work for it takes in account the particular characteristics of both house and host.
Within the variety of events from Private View it is intended to trigger sensations only possible to experience in the specificity of the chosen places.
Every intervention 'site specific' is developed in close relation to the host participant and it is presented in one-time show."

concept Leonor Hipólito / photography Leonor hipólito and Arne Kaiser

See images from Heritage here


Visit Tomasz & Tina at the first T'N'T Pop Up Shop in Shoreditch, open from September to December 2010

Unit 22 & 25 Sunbury Workshops
Swanfield Street
London E2 7LF
+44 (0)7960 975805

Monday, 13 September 2010

Bronze helmet uncovered at farm near Crosby Garrett in Cumbria

"A stunning Roman cavalry helmet, made to awe the spectators in a procession of wealth and power rather than for practical use in combat, has been found by a metal detector user near the village of Crosby Garrett in Cumbria." Maev Kennedy for the Guardian

Read the full article

Anastasia Young

Fellow jeweller Anastasia Young has just started a new jewellery blog, I am looking forward to following it. Her first posting gives us a sneaky peek at her workspace.

The bangles are part of her Machina collection and you can now buy her work online.

See Ana's Blog and start following her here

Friday, 10 September 2010

The BIG Knit 2010

Get your knitting needles out and make some hats for Innocent Smoothies "BIG KNIT".
Every little hat you create can then be fetchingly modelled by an Innocent Smoothie Bottle in a Sainsbury's or Boots near you. For each behatted bottle sold, 25p is donated to Age UK.

"We first got our needles out back in 2003 when we knitted 20,000 hats to raise £10,000 money for Age Concern. Since then The Big Knit has grown every single year - and 2010 will be the year we smash the £1 million mark of total money raised over the campaign’s history as we aim to put 800,000 hats on our bottles."

"This year we’re aiming to raise £200,000 to help Age UK make winter warmer for thousands of older people across the UK.

The bad weather, unsafe pavements and dark nights of winter often lead to increased social isolation and loneliness for older people, and Age UK is fighting to prevent this.

This support provided by this donation will help provide

* physical warmth, in the way of clothing, electric blankets and warm food.

* combat isolation and loneliness by bringing older people together with people in their community through everyday activities, such as knitting."

Visit the website to read more, download patterns and learn how you can help.